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I think MJP made mention to the importance of archiving a long time ago.

http://thequietus.com/articles/18004-sound-library-british-library

"we've got about 20 years in which to digitise all this stuff. After that, the equipment will be gone. It will have degraded."

The expertise required is dwindling. When people retire, you can never really pass on the completeness of what they know and the younger generation will never get their hands dirty with analogue media in the same way that the old guys did, because there just isn't the ecosystem around anymore."
 
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